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Please note!!

You will need to have specific level of Japanese language ability to get the student visa. We strongly encourage applicants to obtain the language requirement before applying. You should refer to the homepage of the Immigration Bureau of Japan, and please ask about the procedure and the requirements at your local Japanese Embassy. For more information, please e-mail to TIGA.

造形科 Grass Certification Studies Program

造形科

To study basics of glass for 2 years

For the G.C.S. Program, the first year is a concentration in basic techniques, which lay the foundation for the second year of conceptual exploration.

造形科の詳細はこちら

Application Information for G.C.S. Program in 2014
Class 2 years study for 16 students
Eligibility Higher education than high school level
Period of Application 16 December 2013 – 14 January 2014
Examination First: 2D and 3D on 25 January 2014
Second: interview on 26 January 2014
at TIGA
Result announcement First: on 25 January 2014
Second: on 14 February 2014
Examination fee ¥18,000-
Entrance fee ¥135,300- (residents in Toyama City)
¥169,200-(others)
Tuition ¥390,000-/year (¥32,500-/month)

研究科 Advanced Research Studies Program

研究科

To study glass in advanced level for 2 years

The curriculum for the A.R.S. Program is completely tailored to individual student’s need. The relationship with the faculty is completely on a one to one basis with the goal of a graduate exhibition at the end of the period of study.

研究科の詳細はこちら

Application Information for A.R.S. Program in 2014
Class 2 years study for 4 students
Eligibility a) Previous completion in G.C.S. Program at TIGA
b) An equivalent level of study or experience with above
(i.e. previous completion of an undergraduate course of study, or individual studio work)
Period of Application 21 October 2013 – 11 November
Examination Submitting documents and portfolio, and
Interview on telephone or on internet video
before 30 November 2013
Result announcement On 10 December 2013
Examination fee ¥18,000-
Entrance fee ¥135,300- (residents in Toyama City)
¥169,200-(others)
Tuition ¥390,000-(annual tuition)
¥32,500-/month

PDFApplication Information for A.R.S. Program in 2014 PDF (115KB)

PDFAnnual curriculum PDF (370KB)

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Workshop

2 times a year, one-week intensive with an overseas glass artist.

Toyama City Institute of Glass Art (T.I.G.A) conducts two workshops per year, one in spring and another in fall. The duration of each workshop is about a week and artists are invited from abroad. These artists are asked to share their knowledge with students through demonstrations and slide lectures. The fall workshop is accompanied by a student exhibition, where the public may come and view student works as well as demonstration by the invited artists.

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Critique

Outside critics are invited twice a year for student critiques.

End of the 1st semester, 2nd semester and graduation project we have the critics by 5 professors and guest from outside of the school. These critics are great opportunity for the students to grow up.

2011 critics
Junji Ito (Professor of Toyama University) Yasushi Umakoshi (Teacher of Tama Art University)
Takahito Komure (Professor of Akita Municipal Junior College of Arts and Crafts) Kentaro Senuma(Teacher of Osaka University of Arts)
Atsushi Takeda (Supervisor of TIGA) Yoriko Mizuta(Curator of The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art)
Harumi Yukutake(Teacher of Tama Art University)  

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Graduation Works

卒業制作

The compilation for two years

For the 2nd semester of second year students make the graduation exhibition work. They will show their best work.

Graduation production excellent Best Picture

Michiko Sugihara

Michiko Sugihara

Machiko Ito

Machiko Ito

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Special Lecture

Ryota Aoki
Ryota Aoki
Ceramic Artist
Michiaki Mochizuki
Michiaki Mochizuki
Dyeing Artist
Kazumi Tsuji
Kazumi Tsuji
Glass Artist
Peter Ivy
Peter Ivy
Glass Artist
Aiko Miyanaga
Aiko Miyanaga
Contemporary Artist
Makoto Ito
Makoto Ito
Glass Artist
Joe Davis
Joe Davis
Contemporary Artist
Kichiro Okamura
Kichiro Okamura
Photographer
Anna Mlasowsky
Anna Mlasowsky
Glass Artist
Yuji Akimoto
Yuji Akimoto
Director of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Paramodel
Paramodel
Contemporary Artist
Motoi Yamamoto
Motoi Yamamoto
Contemporary Artist
Tatsuya Niimura
Tatsuya Niimura
Glass Artist

Professionals from different fields visit to share their experiences.

The lecture series exposes the professional institute to artists from various fields. We invite artists such as; physicists, architects, sculptors, designers, flower arrangement master, ceramicist, etc. We also utilize this class to introduce glass techniques, which are not covered during the regular classes. The activities of emerging artists from our institutes are also introduced in the class.

 

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